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Teams: England vs. Australia
Who is hosting: England
Dates: August 1 – September 16, 2019
 Venues: Edgbaston, Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford, The Oval

The 2019 Ashes will be fought out over five Tests between England and Australia in the British summer. The Aussies are tentative favourites in early betting for the series, with only a few cents separating the two fierce rivals in most outright markets. will be covering the Ashes extensively from a betting perspective. You can navigate around this page with the tabs at the top.

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2017/18 Ashes squads


David Warner
Cameron Bancroft
Usman Khawaja
Steve Smith (c)
Peter Handscomb
Shaun Marsh
Tim Paine (wk)
Nathan Lyon
Mitchell Starc
Pat Cummins
Josh Hazelwood
Jackson Bird
Chadd Sayers


Joe Root (c)
Moeen Ali
James Anderson
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
Jake Ball
Gary Ballance
Stuart Broad
Alastair Cook
Mason Crane
Ben Foakes
Dawid Malan
Craig Overton
Mark Stoneman
James Vince
Chris Woakes
Tom Curran

2019 Ashes Test dates

Test Dates Venue Preview
First Test: August 1-5 Edgbaston, Birmingham To come
Second Test: August 14-18 Lord’s, London To come
Third Test: August 22-26 Headingley, Leeds To come
Fourth Test: September 4-8 Old Trafford, Manchester To come
Fifth Test: September 12-16 The Oval, London To come

For more details, see the full 2019 Ashes tour fixture here

Ashes series futures betting

Market Australia England
Series Betting $2.10 $2.25
Draw No Bet $1.80 $1.91
Double Chance $1.57 win or draw $1.67 win or draw

Ashes History: 1882-2017

History of the Ashes cricket series

Cricket’s greatest rivalry. Australia, England, battling it out for that little urn. The Ashes is the cricket series to end all series, pitting the traditional rivals against each other in a test of will and skill.

First played in 1882, the term The Ashes, is derived from the famous obituary, published in British newspaper The Sporting Times, in 1882, which stated English cricket had died and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia”. It was the first time Australia had beaten the Poms on their home soil and sent the nation into mourning.

It finally showed that Australia was a viable opponent and led to the rivalry as we know it today.

The Ashes urn, which remains at the MCC Museum, at the storied Lords in England, is believed to contain the ashes of a cricket bail, although historians are only 95 per cent sure that is fact.

The rich history of the Ashes has produced some of the greatest series and single test matches you will ever see.

Played over five Tests since 1998, Australia dominated for many years, winning eight in a row between 1989 and 2003 before England claimed a 2-1 victory, that was followed by a 5-0 whitewash by the Aussies in 2007 – the first time that had occurred.

Since then, the Poms have won three straight, with Australia briefly grabbing them back in 2014, before surrendering them the next year.

England are the current holders of the Ashes.

Past Ashes results

Australia and England have both won the Ashes 32 times, but in recent times, it has been England with the wood over their old enemy. Out of the last five series England has recorded four victories, although this is somewhat tarnished by Australian winning the 2014-15 series 5-0. View all results.

Best Ashes bookmakers for the 2017-18 series

Every Australian online bookie already has extensive betting markets on the Ashes series, including on the first Test at Brisbane. It will pay to keep an eye on all the online betting sites offers and bonuses in the days leading up to the series opener. is our no.1 bookie for Australian summer of cricket, but the reality is there are plenty of options.

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